Vettel back in the running
Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel raced to only his second win of the season as he won the Singapore Grand Prix in an action-packed race.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who started on pole, was in complete control at Marina Bay before being forced to retire on the 23rd lap due to a gear box failure and surrender the chance to close the gap between himself and championship leader, Fernando Alonso. It means Vettel has shaved ten points off the gap between himself and the Spaniard, who finished third with a competent drive, while Hamilton's McLaren team-mate Jenson Button came second. The race also saw Hamilton's grid partner, Pastor Maldonado, crash out after hydraulic failure having been battling with Alonso for the final podium spot. Maldonado had surrendered his second postition early on when both Vettel and Button overtook the Venezuelan. Meanwhile, Britain's Paul di Resta claimed fourth spot - the Force India's driver's best-ever F1 finish. Alonso now holds a 29-point lead over Vettel with six more races of the 2012 season to go.